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It's legal to marry your cousin in North Carolina but not to get a same sex marriage, thoughts?


Despite the fact that marriages between cousins have potentially serious genetic consequences that can produce deformed and unhealthy children and that gay marriage hurts no one at all one is legal while the other is specifically banned is this reasonable?

 

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    TomBlalock 4 years ago

    I don't think it is about realization, when you get down to it. I think many of them realize full well what they are doing, and why. Politicians are people too, it seems.

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    Josak 4 years ago

    I don't want marriage between cousins banned, people should make their own choices on that but there are serious medical consequences to it yet the law defends their freedom to do it, gay marriage does not but their freedoms are denied= Hypocrisy.


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    TomBlalock 4 years ago

    Not quite. In North Carolina, double first cousins, the cousins with the highest consanguinity, are the ones forbidden by law. The next step is first cousins, and that isn't forbidden. However, the highest degree of "cousinhood" is.

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    Josak 4 years ago

    So gay marriage is fine if both partners are attractive? Because if so frankly we should have legalized lesbian marriage a looooong time ago. :P


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